A Stylish Christmas Card

You know I love the DistINKtive stamps SU has come out with this year and Stylish Christmas may just be my favorite. Paired with some of the beautiful Joyous Noel DSP, it makes an elegant card perfect for the holidays.

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You can see how it was made in this video:

Hope you enjoyed the video!  If you have any questions about the project, please drop me a comment and I will be happy to help you.  To order any of the supplies, just click on the image below and it will take you to my store with that item already in your cart.

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Home for Christmas for the Stamp Ink Paper challenge #121

Hi y’all!  Decided it was time to take the plunge and participate in my favorite challenge group – Stamp, Ink, Paper.  So, here goes!

Sometimes, you look at a new stamp set and immediately know how you are going to use it for a card.  Doesn’t happen to me often, but when it does everything else gets put on hold until I can get that image out of my head and onto the paper.  And so it was with this card (I am still apologizing to my poor hungry husband about this one).

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I started with Dapper Denim cardstock.  Was going to use Night of Navy, but behind the vellum it was just too dark.  I cut the Dapper Denim to my usual 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″.  Next I grabbed a piece of Whisper White and the Big Shot, and using one of the sets of houses from the Hometown Edgelits Greetings dies cut the background image.  This was mounted onto the card base using Tombow Liquid Glue.

So far, so good but really wanted a snowy look to it.  Our Vellum cardstock came to my rescue.  I cut a panel the same size as the card front and ran it through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling embossing folder.  Love how it softened the Dapper Denim and created that winter feel.

Then I got stuck on how to, well, stick the vellum to the card base without the adhesive showing?  Plus, I did want to give the card more depth.  I grabbed the Card Front Builder Thinlets and die cut the tree images.  These were glued directly onto the vellum with Tombow Liquid Glue.  So that took care of how I could attach the bottom.  Still needed a sentiment, so went to the Hearts Come Home stamp set and heat embossed it using our Silver Embossing Powder onto a piece of Whisper White cut with one of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies.  I popped the sentiment up onto the vellum using Stampin’ Mini Dimensionals.  Now I had three points where I could attach the vellum to the card base.

Great, right?  Well, no.  The top of the vellum was kinda flopping away from the base.  And I felt the card still needed a little something to finish it off.  Then I remembered out beautiful Silver Satin Ribbon.  I tied the tiniest of bows possible with the width of the ribbon and added it right at the top center of card giving me the final place to put a glue dot to solve the flapping of the vellum at the top!  Success!

While this card has a lot of elements to it, it really is fairly simple to put together.  I hope you will give it a try.  You can purchase the products used to make the card by clicking on the Shop Online button in the upper right corner.  I would be delighted to have you as my customer!  If you have any questions at all about the card please leave me a comment and I promise to get right back to you (well, after I feed hubby that is).  Ta for now!

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The Warmth of Christmas

Hi all!  Took a break from blogging for a few days to get all the cards done to send Cards for Soldiers.  If you missed that post from last week, please do have a look at it to find out more about this great organization.

Today’s card continues with the Christmas series.  I just received the Merry Patterns stamp set and could not wait to play with it.   There are so many ways to use it but I knew just what I wanted to do.  And that’s how this card came about!

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It starts with a card base of Very Vanilla thick cardstock cut just a bit narrower at 4″ x 11″ so it would look tall and sleek.  This was scored at 5-1/2″, folded and burnished.  Now on to the stamping!

I chose the fill-in stamp for the reindeer, inked it up in Garden Green and stamped it onto the bottom portion of the card base – yup, right on the card base.  Was taking a chance there but since this set is photopolymer it was pretty easy to make sure I had it straight.  Next, I inked up the pine bough image in Garden Green and stamped it about 5 times in the upper right corner to give the card some balance.  I did stamp off for a couple of the branches to give it some depth.  Now on to the scary part – the sentiment!  I chose it from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set – it is perfect to pair with the reindeer who looks to be wearing a sweater.  This was done with Garden Green ink as well.  Lastly, I cut a 1-1/2″ strip of the gorgeous plaid paper from Christmas Around the World  DSP pack and glued it using Tombow Mono Multi.  And that was that!

Easy card with a great look to it – I absolutely love how it turned out.  Hope you will give it a try.  Be sure to leave any questions about the card or the supplies used in the comments below and I will get right back to you.

Should you need to order anything, just click on the shopping icon in the upper right corner. I would love to have you as a customer!  You can earn the Merry Patterns stamp set with a $350 order so gather your friends and put in a group order.  The Around the World DSP is part of a buy 3 get 1 free group of papers through the end of the month.   And this month, every purchase comes with a little gift from me.  Could be ribbon, could be foil snowflakes or even the mini ornaments.  You just never know!  Oh, and don’t forget about the Paper Pumpkin kits for this month and next – they coordinate with each other just in time for your holiday crafting.  So many things going on it can make you downright dizzy!  I’m here to answer any of your questions about these or any other Stampin’ Up! products.

Ta for now!

 

Oh Joy Part 2 – A Quick and Easy Christmas Card

In keeping with my resolution (and it isn’t even New Year’s yet) of getting my holiday cards done with plenty of time to mail them, here is the second in this series.  If you thought the last one was easy, just wait until you see this one!

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Looks scrumptious, right?

It starts with a card base of Fresh Fig cardstock cut 4-14″ x 11″ and scored and folded at 5-1/2″.  Next comes a layer of Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper cut 4″ x 4″.  That means you can get 9 cards out of one sheet of DSP!  This panel is adhered to the card base with Tombow glue.  To hide the seam, I use a strip of the gold washi tape from the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape pack.  This time I only ran it the width of the designer series paper for a clean look.

The sentiment is from Watercolor Christmas and was heat embossed on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  This was then cut out using one of the Stitched Shapes Framelits oval dies and then adhered to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For embellishments, I tied a double loop bow with the 1/4″ Copper Trim and attached it to the left side of the card, on top of the washi tape, using a Mini Glue Dot.  Lastly, three Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added (one on the bow and the other two on the sentiment panel) as finishing touches.

And – we’re done!  See, I told you this one was super easy!  I hope you enjoyed learning about this project.  Let me know if you have any questions about how to create this lovely holiday card.  As always, I would love to be your demonstrator – you can shop for everything used for this card by clicking on the shopping icon in the upper right corner of your screen.

Thanks!  See you for the next card in the series coming up soon!